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VC Data Spotlight – Lightspeed Venture Partners

Lightspeed Venture Partners is having an amazing year with some of their recent exits. Here are few coverage in the media :

The Snap IPO means a huge payday for two VC firms [ CNBC ]
MuleSoft Stock Soars After Latest Tech Unicorn IPO [ ValueWalk ]
Snap vaults venture investor Lightspeed into the Silicon Valley elite [ Reuters ]
Lightspeed Venture Partners Closes On $1.2 Billion Of Committed Capital [ PR Newswire ]

Here are the breakdown of their recent data below : 
1. Recent Funding Activities [ 2016 & 2017 ]
2. Recent Exits With News Sources [ 2015, 2016, 2017 ]
3. Fund Raised Data [ Total – $3.72B asset under management ]
4. Profile of their notable partners
[ Data collected and researched by Venture Pulse ]

Lightspeed Venture Partners [ Funding Activities – 2016, 2017 ]

Date Invested In Round Partner(s)
Apr, 2017 Mic Network $21M / Series C (Lead)  
Apr, 2017 Mama+ undisclosed amount / Series C  
Mar, 2017 Avere Systems $14M / Series E Christopher Schaepe
Mar, 2017 Mynd $5.1M / Series A  
Feb, 2017 RedCarpetUp $2.5M / Seed (Lead)  
Feb, 2017 Exabeam $30M / Series C (Lead) Ravi Mhatre
Feb, 2017 SnapRoute Inc. $25M / Series A  
Feb, 2017 Comprehend Systems $15M / Series C Peter Nieh
Jan, 2017 Hungryroot $7.7M / Series A  
Jan, 2017 Reflektive $25M / Series B (Lead)  
Jan, 2017 Split Software $8M / Series A  
Dec, 2016 BlueVine $49M / Series D (Lead) Yoni Cheifetz
Dec, 2016 Datrium $55M / Series C  
Nov, 2016 Udaan $10M / Series A (Lead)  
Nov, 2016 Zola $25M / Series C (Lead) Alex Taussig
Nov, 2016 FangCloud Technology $8.4M / Series A  
Nov, 2016 Handshake $20M / Series B Will Kohler
Nov, 2016 Roofstock $20M / Series B (Lead)  
Nov, 2016 Hollar $30M / Series B  
Nov, 2016 PlushCare $8M / Series A  
Oct, 2016 Ladder $14M / Series A  
Oct, 2016 Mist Systems $28M / Series B  
Sep, 2016 Datorama $32M / Series C (Lead) David Gussarsky
Sep, 2016 BYJU’S $50M / Series D  
Sep, 2016 cheddar $10M / Series B (Lead)  
Aug, 2016 Rubrik $61M / Series C Ravi Mhatre
Aug, 2016 MapR Technologies $50M / Venture Barry Eggers
Jun, 2016 Zaihui undisclosed amount / Series A  
Jun, 2016 Kespry Inc. $16M / Series B John Vrionis
Jun, 2016 Eyeview $21.5M / Series D Yoni Cheifetz
Jun, 2016 Barefoot Networks $57M / Series C John Vrionis
Jun, 2016 Mist Systems $14.4M / Series A  
May, 2016 ThoughtSpot $50M / Series C Arif Janmohamed and Ravi Mhatre
May, 2016 Agenovir Corporation $10.6M / Series A  
May, 2016 Evariant undisclosed amount / Series C Christopher Schaepe and David Chen
May, 2016 Eonite Perception Inc. $5.25M / Seed  
May, 2016 Reflektive $13M / Series A  
Apr, 2016 Affirm $100M / Series D Jeremy Liew
Mar, 2016 Bromium $40M / Series D Bipul Sinha
Mar, 2016 BYJU’S $75M / Series C  
Mar, 2016 Kenandy $11.5M / Series B Christopher Schaepe
Mar, 2016 Alooma $11.2M / Series A (Lead) Yoni Cheifetz
Mar, 2016 Influitive $8.2M / Series B Ravi Mhatre
Mar, 2016 Hungryroot $3.7M / Series A (Lead)  
Feb, 2016 enSilo $9M / Series A  
Feb, 2016 Forty Seven $75M / Series A (Lead)  
Feb, 2016 Magicpin $3M / Series A (Lead)  
Feb, 2016 Fireglass $20M / Series A (Lead) David Gussarsky
Feb, 2016 Giphy $55M / Series C (Lead) Jeremy Liew
Feb, 2016 Handshake $10.5M / Series A Will Kohler
Jan, 2016 BloomReach $56M / Series D  
Jan, 2016 FiveStars $50M / Series C Peter Nieh
Jan, 2016 Qubole $30M / Series C Ravi Mhatre
Jan, 2016 Elastifile $35M / Series B David Gussarsky
Jan, 2016 FreshMenu $16.5M / Venture  
Jan, 2016 Guardant Health $100M / Series D Christopher Schaepe and David Chen


Notable Partners and their Investments :

Jeremy Liew :
Current notable investments : Affirm, The Honest Company, Stich Fix, Hollar, GIPHY.
Notable exits : Snap, Living Social, Flixter, Beme.

Ravi Mhatre :
Current notable investments : Stich Fix, Chedder, Clever, High Five.
Notable exits : Appdynamics, Mulesoft, Nutanix, Pulse.

Barry Eggers :
Current notable investments : Dataroma, Mapr, Dremio.
Notable exits : Snap, Arbor Networks, MetaSolv Software, Nimble Storage.

John Vrionis :
Current notable investments : CloudBees, Docker, Vexata.
Notable exits : MuleSoft, Pliant Technology, Nicira Networks, Nimble Storage.

Peter Nieh :
Current notable investments : Clever, EverString, Elementum.
Notable exits : 99Bill, DoubleClick, Nest, Blue Nile.

Will Kohler :
Current notable investments : RoofStock, Ladder, Hollar, Giphy.

Nicole Quinn :
Current notable investments : Cheddar, Hungryroot, Zola.

Arif Janmohamed :
Current notable investments : ThoughtSpot, Highfive, Netskope, Split.
Notable exits : Nutanix, Virtual Instruments, Memoir Systems, Pertino.

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Lightspeed Venture Partners [ Exits – 2015, 2016, 2017 ]

Company Exits News Source
Teads Acquisition – March 21, 2017 Telco Alice to Acquire Teads Telco Alice to Acquire Teads
MuleSoft IPO – March 18, 2017 Business Software Firm MuleSoft Prices IPO Above Range
Nimble Storage Acquisition – March 7, 2017 HPE to buy Nimble Storage for $1.09 billion
Snap Inc. IPO – March 2, 2017 Snap closes up 44% after rollicking IPO
AppDynamics Acquisition – January 24, 2017 Cisco snaps up AppDynamics for $3.7B right before its IPO
Beme Acquisition – November 28, 2016 CNN Buys Casey Neistat’s Video App Beme
LivingSocial Acquisition – October 26, 2016 Groupon Buys LivingSocial, a Rival Once Valued at $6 Billion
Nutanix IPO – September 30, 2016 Nutanix IPO shows risks of ‘unicorn’ valuations
Duck Duck Moose Acquisition – August 26, 2016 Kids app maker Duck Duck Moose joins Khan Academy
PernixData Acquisition – August 3, 2016 Sales staff exodus at PernixData as Nutanix gobbles up caching biz
Greentech Media Acquisition – July 19, 2016 From the Editors: Verisk Analytics to Acquire Greentech Media
Click Security Acquisition – April 15, 2016 ALERT LOGIC ACQUIRES CLICK SECURITY
Alliance Fiber Optic Products Acquisition – April 7, 2016 Corning to Acquire Alliance Fiber Optic Products, Inc.
Virtual Instruments Corporation Acquisition – March 29, 2016 Virtual Instruments Merges with Load DynamiX; Secures $20 Million Investment
Flixster Acquisition – February 17, 2016 Fandango Buys Flixster And Rotten Tomatoes
Sidecar Technologies Acquisition – January 19, 2016 GM is ramping up its Uber challenge by buying Sidecar
Pertino Acquisition – December 8, 2015 Cradlepoint buys VC-backed Pertino
Townrush Acquisition – October 27, 2015 Grofers Acqui-hires B2B Logistics And Delivery Startup Townrush
Boundary Acquisition – July 15, 2015 BMC acquires app monitoring startup Boundary’s ‘technology assets’
Natera IPO – June 22, 2015 A big deal in baby tests: Natera sets terms for $100 million IPO
MyBuys Acquisition – May 21, 2015 Magnetic Acquires MyBuys, Raises $25 Million Equity Round
Embrane Acquisition – April 1, 2015 Cisco Buying Embrane to Boost Network Services Expertise
SolarEdge IPO – March 26, 2015 SolarEdge Technologies prices IPO at $18, the high end of the range
TheFind, Inc. Acquisition – March 13, 2015 Facebook Buys And Shuts Down Shopping Site TheFind To Boost Commerce In Ads



Lightspeed Venture Partners [ Total Fund Raised : $3.72B ]

Date Fund Name Fund Amount News Source
Feb 27, 2006 Lightspeed Venture Partners VII LP Unknown Amount
May 12, 2008 Lightspeed Venture Partners VIII, LP $800M Biz Journal
Mar 1, 2014 Lightspeed Venture Partners X, L.P. $650M
Mar 24, 2014 Lightspeed Venture Partners Select, LP Unknown Amount
Aug 13, 2015 Maiden India fund $135M India Times
Dec 29, 2015 Lightspeed Venture Partners IX, L.P. $675M SEC
Mar 9, 2016 Lightspeed Venture Partners Fund XI $715M SEC
Mar 9, 2016 Lightspeed Venture Partners Select II $500M Fortune
Jun 14, 2016 Lightspeed China Partners III Unknown Amount SEC
Jun 15, 2016 Fund III $240M Press Release

 

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